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Russian Army Combatives Manual 2009 By Armed Forces of the Russian Federation
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This is the official training manual of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, published in 2009. Containing the techniques of Combat Sombo as used by the Russian Spetznatz Special Forces... More > Commandos and KGB the manual is split into a numner of different parts, each with a deadly aim. Beginning with the Physical Training of the Russian Soldier with Gymnastics, Kettlebells and other strength and conditioning drills it shows how Mother Russia builds its fighting men, Armed and Unarmed Combat with Rifle and Bayonet, Knife Combat and Defence, Fighting Techniques with the infmous Sovet shovel or Entrenching Tool as well as throwing techniques for the same. Weapons disarming and techniques of prisoner searching and handling. Unarmed Combat Blows, Kicks, Punches, Locks and Throws and Sentry Takeouts along with solo drills for practicing. It must be noted that this is the original manuscript and NOT a translation.< Less
A Russian View On Landpower By Aleksandr V. Rogovoy et al.
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In a time of rapid change for the U.S. Army, it is essential to retain awareness of how potential adversaries are also developing their concepts of Landpower. This Letort Paper, written by an... More > influential Russian general, lays out an authoritative view on the importance of substantial conventional land forces, as seen from Moscow. The year 2014 was an eventful one for the Russian military, opening with the seizure of Crimea, continuing through ongoing operations in and near Ukraine, and culminating with the issue of a new Military Doctrine reflecting what Russia describes as new security realities in Europe. All of these circumstances have drawn attention back to the challenge to U.S. interests posed by the Russian military. The issue of this Paper is therefore especially timely. The author, Major General Aleksandr Rogovoy, is a professor at the Russian General Staff Academy with a substantial record of academic and operational experience, and a direct contributor to the drafting of Russia’s 2014 Military...< Less
The Russians Are Coming! By Erik Gustafson
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England 1979. Britain is in deep recession; strikes and high unemployment grip the country. The ongoing Cold War and IRA bombings cast a dark shadow over everyone’s lives. ‘The Russians... More > Are Coming’ follows the experiences of a disruptive schoolboy and dangerous ex-soldier, Sergeant Major York. Convincing ‘his lads’ that the Soviet Union will one day invade, the disturbed Sergeant gives ‘special training’ to his chosen Army Cadets. He teaches the boys the skills of guerrilla warfare, forcing them through cruel and degrading exercises. He wants them ready to kill for their country, or their sergeant. The story is told as seen through the eyes of a troubled and war obsessed teenager, a boy who thinks violence is the answer to all of life’s problems. But when he’s singled out by the Sergeant Major for special training he finds a purpose to life. But, what starts out as fun, soon takes a deadly turn, and his loyalty is tested to its limits.< Less
The Russians Are Coming! By Erik Gustafson
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England 1979. Britain is in deep recession; strikes and high unemployment grip the country. The ongoing Cold War and IRA bombings cast a dark shadow over everyone’s lives. ‘The Russians... More > Are Coming’ follows the experiences of a disruptive schoolboy and dangerous ex-soldier, Sergeant Major York. Convincing ‘his lads’ that the Soviet Union will one day invade, the disturbed Sergeant gives ‘special training’ to his chosen Army Cadets. He teaches the boys the skills of guerrilla warfare, forcing them through cruel and degrading exercises. He wants them ready to kill for their country, or their sergeant. The story is told as seen through the eyes of a troubled and war obsessed teenager, a boy who thinks violence is the answer to all of life’s problems. But when he’s singled out by the Sergeant Major for special training he finds a purpose to life. But, what starts out as fun, soon takes a deadly turn, and his loyalty is tested to its limits.< Less
Russian Fleet on the Mission for the White Army By Sergey Volkov
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Книга С.В.Волкова «Флот в Белой... More > борьбе» посвящена истории Белого движения в России. На документальном материале а также приведя воспоминания участников Белой борьбы, автор показывает участие русских военных моряков в Гражданской войне. Многие материалы ранее не публиковались или представляют собой библиографическую редкость. Книга снабжена обширным авторским комментарием. Книга расчитана на широкий читательский круг, а также специалистов занимающихся историей русской эмиграции.< Less
Three Kings: Axis Royal Armies on the Russian Front 1941 By Patrick Cloutier
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THREE KINGS: AXIS ROYAL ARMIES ON THE RUSSIAN FRONT 1941, is about the armed forces of the kingdoms of Italy, Romania, and Hungary, which fought alongside the German Wehrmacht, in the 1941 invasion... More > of the Soviet Union. Foreword written by Colonel John R. Griffin (retired), US Army Special Forces. Author Patrick Cloutier discusses the motivations of the three Axis kingdoms for going to war against the USSR, the organization of the forces which participated, their roles as integral components of Army Group South, and traces their movements and progress during the course of Operation Barbarossa. He makes reference to the books of a number of authors - including Russian historians - through whose works we get a detailed view of events in the Ukraine in 1941. Included are accounts of Soviet armored trains in combat, identification of Red Army units which opposed the Germans and their Axis allies, and discussion of the political considerations which may have influenced the military decisions taken by both sides.< Less
From Cooperation To Competition - The Future of U.S.-Russian Relations By U.S. Army War College
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Russian aggression in 2014 caught U.S. policy and strategy off guard, forcing reactive measures and reevaluation of the U.S. approach toward Russia. Moscow employed nonlinear methodologies and... More > operated just beneath traditional thresholds of conflict to take full advantage of U.S. and NATO policy and process limitations. In light of this strategic problem, the U.S. Army War College (USAWC), conducted a wargame that revealed four key considerations for future policy and strategy.< Less
Perspectives on Russian Foreign Policy (Enlarged Edition) By Stephen J. Blank, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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The essays gathered here represent a panel at SSI’s annual Russia conference in 2011. They focus on the analysis of Russian foreign policy both on its material side or actual conduct as well as... More > on the cognitive bases of Russian thinking about international affairs and Russian national security. They span much of the gamut of that foreign policy and also show its strong linkages to the Russian historical tradition and to the imperatives of Russian domestic development.< Less
Military Modernization and the Russian Ground Forces [Enlarged Edition] By Rod Thornton, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
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Russia’s political leaders are currently pushing a state- and society-wide process of modernization. The Russian military, a deeply conservative institution, is being asked to accept... More > fundamental changes that threaten the very livelihoods of those being asked to implement them. New structures can be created and new equipment and technologies procured, but the crucial element is the degree to which such changes are accepted by the human element. This is often the most difficult aspect in any process of organizational change. It is no wonder that the military modernization process is progressing slowly in Russia. The Russian ground forces will not be very different in the next few years than they are now. Time and future investment will eventually produce the more refined army that a host of Russian politicians have wished to see. But it will take time and investment.< Less
Parsing Chinese-Russian Military Exercises By Richard Weitz, Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College
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China and Russia have two of the world’s most powerful militaries, and their growing defense cooperation has long been a subject of interest to the United States. Studying their military... More > exercises provides insights for several questions of critical importance for the U.S. Army: What are the evolving power-projection capabilities of the Chinese and Russian armed forces? How have their tactics, techniques, and procedures evolved over time? How do the Chinese and Russian militaries conduct joint operations, from planning to execution? What is their level of operational interoperability—physical and otherwise? How might they conduct a future counterterrorist or counterinsurgency campaign in Central Asia, or maintain regional security in the region following the withdrawal of most North Atlantic Treaty Organization combat forces from Afghanistan? This monograph helps us to answer these questions, as well as consider the broader nature of the trilateral relationship between China, Russia, and the United States.< Less